Railroad Commission of Texas releases monthly oil and gas statistics

The Railroad Commission of Texas released monthly oil and gas statistics on June 28, 2013. In this release, the RRC is able to bring up figures for May permits to drill. Information gathered takes a while and data for the month of June will be compiled and released in their end-ofmonth report towards the end of July. The Commission issued […]

Veteran’s Corner

Answers offered for common Veteran questions

Hello again everyone. Today I wanted to answer some commonly asked questions. Q. Will my spouse still receive money from VA when I pass away? A. Money currently paid to the veteran for VA pension or compensation will not continue. However, there may be an entitlement for the surviving spouse or dependent based on the veteran’s service. Dependency and Indemnity […]

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Mosquito reduction hints offered

Q: We are overrun by mosquitoes. Tell us what to do or spray to reduce the population. A: The most important thing is to dump out any pails, hubcaps, unused dog dishes, and any other water holding container. The mosquitoes breed in the sitting water. You can also spray an insecticide into lush plants and thickets by your patios, swing […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Take a left at confusion

Dally is a cattle buyer who lives in Colorado. He had spent a week in Illinois looking at confinement feeder operations and was heading home for three weeks, then planned to return to the Midwest. O’Hare Airport in Chicago, where he had booked tickets, had longterm parking but the cost was outrageous. Thinking to outsmart the city boys Dally found […]

Jourdanton ISD recognizes Johnson for 43 years

History teacher Judy Johnson was recognized for her 43 years at the Jourdanton ISD. Last year, Johnson was chosen as the area Seventh Grade History Teacher by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and went on to win the State Outstanding History Teacher in Texas. In accepting her local certificate, she said, “the kids have made me the teacher […]

County Commissioners meet, discuss Appraisal District’s request for lump sum merit pay for employees

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingJuly 8, 2013 • 9:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge Present were all four commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) and Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). After call to order of the Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bautista asked for public comments at which time Frank Herrera […]


Burglary In Charlotte

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary located in the 700 block of Rodriguez Street in the City of Charlotte. On Thursday, May 9, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to RC’s Bar in the 700 block […]

Flashback – Feed needed for drought animals, marker placed

60 years ago Drought-harried Atascosa County farmers and ranchers streamed in to the PMA office at Jourdanton this week to make application for emergency livestock feed under this country’s designation as a disaster area. The PMA office had taken 203 applications for feed up to that point. The newly-formed county drought committee has placed an order with the state PMA […]

Help prevent a blood drought this summer

All blood types needed

While South Texans can’t prevent Mother Nature from sending us into a drought, we can help avoid another type of shortage. Help avert a blood drought this summer and donate regularly. “Whole blood can be donated every 56 days and red cells can be donated every 16 weeks,” said Dr. Rachel Beddard, medical director of the South Texas Blood & […]

Writer’s Roost

Lift a glass to Franz and Texas Gulf Coast Press

No doubt more than a few glasses were lifted at the 75th anniversary convention of the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association in May in Galveston As far as I know there is no one still around who attended that very first convention of this regional newspaper group. Actually, I was born just about the time that group convened. However, my […]

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